>>> 2) Rename fnmatch.h to fnmatch_gnu.h and fnmatch.c to fnmatch_gnu.c to
>>> avoid inclusion of system fnmatch.h header in case if -I/usr/include
>>> path is specified before -Icompat/fnmatch. Which is common situation.
> As to the substance, I am fairly negative about the approach this
> patch takes, especially the rationale it uses for #2 above. It goes
> directly against the spirit of having compat/ directory in the first
> place to have -I/usr/include _before_ -Icompat/anything and that,
> not the names of header files in compat/ directory, is the root
> cause of the problem you are seeing, I think.
It is quite common to pass CPPFLAGS/CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS before configure
script to make a custom build. For example, I have specific set of
headers which belong to another version of libc, so I pass directory
where these headers are located right before configure script:
CFLAGS="-I/usr/qnxVVV/include" LDFLAGS="-I/usr/qnxVVV/lib" ./configure
About this you can read by typing ./configure --help. This approach
works for every autoconf-based project, except for GIT due to headers
collision. I do not know anything about "spirit of compat/ directory",
but if it interferes with the normal build process, it means something
is wrong. But it is up to you.
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